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  • This epic Endless Summer cuff featuring blue opal petrified wood will be available Friday 5/31 at 6pm PST on my website. 🌊
  • This epic Endless Summer cuff featuring blue opal petrified wood will be available Friday 5/31 at 6pm PST on my website. 🌊
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  • Where bare clay meets glaze there’s always conflict. I believe it’s one of the most important parts of a pot and whether glazed to an unwavering line like this, or left undulating or perhaps flowing past it, it must always be considered, even if glaze is splashed over on purpose, at least it’s a contemplated decision and cared about rather than forgotten.

One of most poignant moments in my pottery career so far that made me realise it might be a profession I’d like to continue was seeing my first ever bowl glazed like this, taken from the kiln with a perfect clean line of glaze. It looked so professional compared to everything I had made up until that point and it had come from my own hands, my diligence. That was almost eight years ago and there have been numerous moments like that since and I’m sure it’ll continue, like all potters I’ve spoken to they are still learning, even those who’ve been at it for fifty years.
  • Where bare clay meets glaze there’s always conflict. I believe it’s one of the most important parts of a pot and whether glazed to an unwavering line like this, or left undulating or perhaps flowing past it, it must always be considered, even if glaze is splashed over on purpose, at least it’s a contemplated decision and cared about rather than forgotten.

    One of most poignant moments in my pottery career so far that made me realise it might be a profession I’d like to continue was seeing my first ever bowl glazed like this, taken from the kiln with a perfect clean line of glaze. It looked so professional compared to everything I had made up until that point and it had come from my own hands, my diligence. That was almost eight years ago and there have been numerous moments like that since and I’m sure it’ll continue, like all potters I’ve spoken to they are still learning, even those who’ve been at it for fifty years.
  • 5,251 20 24 May, 2019

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  • So many of you have asked for this over the years and although it isn’t a video, this should show the process of how my ink dip pens are made to a sufficient level for the time being.

In the first picture are the pens how they appear when sliced and taken off the wheel. I throw them with a little flare towards the base from the hump, meaning I throw with a very large lump of clay but only use a little portion of the top for each pen. The flare helps them keep stable as they dry although they can and have fallen over before. I used to construct barriers around my part of the studio in college so peoples footsteps wouldn’t cause them to topple, as when they do they often have a sort of domino effect.

The next photograph shows the pen bodies drilled out and turned. I trim them in a sort of strange way and sadly I don’t have an image so you’ll have to picture this, I take the thrown flared pen when leather hard, wet the bottom of it and attach the wide end to the metal wheel head by tap centring it and rubbing it in place, the slip created through friction and water creates a seal and it means I can trim the entire pen without any lumps of clay or arms getting in the way. As I trim I have one hand on the pen at all times just incase it dislodges or bends, there’s a lot that can go wrong and I always loose a few of these during their creation. The holes themselves are hand drilled and are done so to a very specific diameter, as they eventually need to shrink and fit the ferrules I put inside.

The third picture shows the pens glazed. This is a much more simple process, I hold either end with a single index finger and plunge it in the glaze, as the clay of the pen is relatively thick it dries quickly and I can place them down on foam. Of coarse there are two areas of exposed left where I was holding it as glazing, one end is just dabbed over with glaze and the other is left bare purposefully. Any large drips are rubbed over and the glaze near the hole is cleaned up to be smooth and neat. (Continued in the comments)
  • So many of you have asked for this over the years and although it isn’t a video, this should show the process of how my ink dip pens are made to a sufficient level for the time being.

    In the first picture are the pens how they appear when sliced and taken off the wheel. I throw them with a little flare towards the base from the hump, meaning I throw with a very large lump of clay but only use a little portion of the top for each pen. The flare helps them keep stable as they dry although they can and have fallen over before. I used to construct barriers around my part of the studio in college so peoples footsteps wouldn’t cause them to topple, as when they do they often have a sort of domino effect.

    The next photograph shows the pen bodies drilled out and turned. I trim them in a sort of strange way and sadly I don’t have an image so you’ll have to picture this, I take the thrown flared pen when leather hard, wet the bottom of it and attach the wide end to the metal wheel head by tap centring it and rubbing it in place, the slip created through friction and water creates a seal and it means I can trim the entire pen without any lumps of clay or arms getting in the way. As I trim I have one hand on the pen at all times just incase it dislodges or bends, there’s a lot that can go wrong and I always loose a few of these during their creation. The holes themselves are hand drilled and are done so to a very specific diameter, as they eventually need to shrink and fit the ferrules I put inside.

    The third picture shows the pens glazed. This is a much more simple process, I hold either end with a single index finger and plunge it in the glaze, as the clay of the pen is relatively thick it dries quickly and I can place them down on foam. Of coarse there are two areas of exposed left where I was holding it as glazing, one end is just dabbed over with glaze and the other is left bare purposefully. Any large drips are rubbed over and the glaze near the hole is cleaned up to be smooth and neat. (Continued in the comments)
  • 5,534 107 9 hours ago

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  • Two small pourers coated in a white and dark green crackle glaze. Thrown with 200 grams of clay as a simple thin cylinder before being spouted with my little finger and wired off from the wheel. As they dry overnight from soft to the touch to leather hard the spouts definition lessens as the clays memory tries to bring the rim back to a circler shape. When I get in the following morning the first thing I do is press the corners of the spout back in, to keep it tight and in the right shape. I throw my straight sided pourers thinly as turning them is such a nuisance due to the lip protruding so much, I’ll generally just skim over the base when trimming and bevel the bottom edge. It’s quick work compared to many other forms I make but I still feel the process of spouting is a skill I really need to work on.
  • Two small pourers coated in a white and dark green crackle glaze. Thrown with 200 grams of clay as a simple thin cylinder before being spouted with my little finger and wired off from the wheel. As they dry overnight from soft to the touch to leather hard the spouts definition lessens as the clays memory tries to bring the rim back to a circler shape. When I get in the following morning the first thing I do is press the corners of the spout back in, to keep it tight and in the right shape. I throw my straight sided pourers thinly as turning them is such a nuisance due to the lip protruding so much, I’ll generally just skim over the base when trimming and bevel the bottom edge. It’s quick work compared to many other forms I make but I still feel the process of spouting is a skill I really need to work on.
  • 3,780 14 25 May, 2019

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  • Marking the metal and drilling away 😜...making progress!
  • Marking the metal and drilling away 😜...making progress!
  • 7 1 10 minutes ago

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  • I call this one “Chip in salsa”.
Actually, I made this as a wand stand for the market booth, but it’s pretty and kinda Art Deco-ish.
  • I call this one “Chip in salsa”.
    Actually, I made this as a wand stand for the market booth, but it’s pretty and kinda Art Deco-ish.
  • 10 1 21 minutes ago
  • Fresh collab with the homie @sethmoreno7 !
• Larimer (Dominican Republic)
• Paraiba Tourmaline x 2 (Batalha, Brazil)
• Emerald xtl (Muzo, Colombia)
• Gold Nugget (Venezuela)
• Black Diamond (Russia)
• Tourmaline xtl (Barra De Salinas)
• Tanzanite x 2 (Tanzania)
All housed in sterling silver. Send either of us a message with any inquiries! Thanks y’all.
  • Fresh collab with the homie @sethmoreno7 !
    • Larimer (Dominican Republic)
    • Paraiba Tourmaline x 2 (Batalha, Brazil)
    • Emerald xtl (Muzo, Colombia)
    • Gold Nugget (Venezuela)
    • Black Diamond (Russia)
    • Tourmaline xtl (Barra De Salinas)
    • Tanzanite x 2 (Tanzania)
    All housed in sterling silver. Send either of us a message with any inquiries! Thanks y’all.
  • 9 1 22 minutes ago
  • Soof Hand Embroidery kurta!!❤️ Soof Embroidery is done by sodha, rajput and Meghwal community of kutch region of gujrat.  Its a geometric pattern embroidery and done using satin stitch. It's done from reverse side of cloth. Soof Embroidery is done with great care and throughness. This Embroidery required acute eyesight and geometrical knowledge from artisans. Motifs are never pre drawn and they are imaginary. ●Shop this Beauty DM us or Whatsapp on +91 9764325985●

#artisant #handloom #handcrafted #handembroidery #makeinindia #ruralartisan #handmadelove #sustainableart #indianhandloom #artisan
  • Soof Hand Embroidery kurta!!❤️ Soof Embroidery is done by sodha, rajput and Meghwal community of kutch region of gujrat. Its a geometric pattern embroidery and done using satin stitch. It's done from reverse side of cloth. Soof Embroidery is done with great care and throughness. This Embroidery required acute eyesight and geometrical knowledge from artisans. Motifs are never pre drawn and they are imaginary. ●Shop this Beauty DM us or Whatsapp on +91 9764325985●

    #artisant #handloom #handcrafted #handembroidery #makeinindia #ruralartisan #handmadelove #sustainableart #indianhandloom #artisan
  • 7 0 27 minutes ago
  • Soof Hand Embroidery kurta!!❤️❤️ Soof Embroidery is done by sodha, rajput and Meghwal community of kutch region of gujrat.  Its a geometric pattern embroidery and done using satin stitch. It's done from reverse side of cloth. Soof Embroidery is done with great care and throughness. This Embroidery required acute eyesight and geometrical knowledge from artisans. Motifs are never pre drawn and they are imaginary. ●Shop this Beauty DM us or Whatsapp on +91 9764325985●

#artisant #handloom #handcrafted #handembroidery #makeinindia #ruralartisan #handmadelove #sustainableart #indianhandloom #artisan
  • Soof Hand Embroidery kurta!!❤️❤️ Soof Embroidery is done by sodha, rajput and Meghwal community of kutch region of gujrat. Its a geometric pattern embroidery and done using satin stitch. It's done from reverse side of cloth. Soof Embroidery is done with great care and throughness. This Embroidery required acute eyesight and geometrical knowledge from artisans. Motifs are never pre drawn and they are imaginary. ●Shop this Beauty DM us or Whatsapp on +91 9764325985●

    #artisant #handloom #handcrafted #handembroidery #makeinindia #ruralartisan #handmadelove #sustainableart #indianhandloom #artisan
  • 7 0 28 minutes ago
  • So, I built a shelf. Mostly. My much more knowledgable dad helped when some of those pesky angles didn't make sense... Thanks dad! Made from an old baseboard in our house, which makes it that much cooler to me... Stay tuned for the sanded/stained/finished product!!! #art  #copperwolf #craft  #crafts  #carpentry #artisan #woodworking #decor #wip
  • So, I built a shelf. Mostly. My much more knowledgable dad helped when some of those pesky angles didn't make sense... Thanks dad! Made from an old baseboard in our house, which makes it that much cooler to me... Stay tuned for the sanded/stained/finished product!!! #art #copperwolf #craft #crafts #carpentry #artisan #woodworking #decor #wip
  • 9 0 29 minutes ago
  • Check out our home-made dips and give em a try! 👌😋Taramasalata and Roasted Capsicum plus Feta Basil and Chili Pesto! In our re-useable glass jars. 😉
  • Check out our home-made dips and give em a try! 👌😋Taramasalata and Roasted Capsicum plus Feta Basil and Chili Pesto! In our re-useable glass jars. 😉
  • 15 1 30 minutes ago
  • The light at the end of the tunnel!! After sanding all morning it's so gratifying to apply the finish. Really glad we went with the Zebrawood face frame. It compliments the walnut perfectly! 😁🤤
  • The light at the end of the tunnel!! After sanding all morning it's so gratifying to apply the finish. Really glad we went with the Zebrawood face frame. It compliments the walnut perfectly! 😁🤤
  • 14 4 30 minutes ago
  • First coat, aka the wash coat complete and I’m quite pleased with the result. I’ll let this dry for a good 12 hours before 2 top coats to set the color contrast. I must also give a solid thanks and all around hell of a good product to the fine folks @realmilkpaintco their milk paints (ya can’t beat samples for $3.5) oils and stains are top of the line in my humble option.
  • First coat, aka the wash coat complete and I’m quite pleased with the result. I’ll let this dry for a good 12 hours before 2 top coats to set the color contrast. I must also give a solid thanks and all around hell of a good product to the fine folks @realmilkpaintco their milk paints (ya can’t beat samples for $3.5) oils and stains are top of the line in my humble option.
  • 9 1 33 minutes ago
  • Hey guys! We are looking for new local suppliers of everything from local honey to organic fruit spreads, cakes and pastries, candles and homewares and artwork! If you are a local creator of any variety who shares the same passion for Organics, health and sustainable living as we do then we’d love to hear from you! Likewise, if there is anything you’d love to see in your local Manic Organic store please drop us a line. Manic Organic is run by locals for locals and your input is invaluable to us!
Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Manic Organic x #woonona #woononashops #localhoney #artisan #organic #sustainableliving
  • Hey guys! We are looking for new local suppliers of everything from local honey to organic fruit spreads, cakes and pastries, candles and homewares and artwork! If you are a local creator of any variety who shares the same passion for Organics, health and sustainable living as we do then we’d love to hear from you! Likewise, if there is anything you’d love to see in your local Manic Organic store please drop us a line. Manic Organic is run by locals for locals and your input is invaluable to us!
    Looking forward to hearing from you soon, Manic Organic x #woonona #woononashops #localhoney #artisan #organic #sustainableliving
  • 9 4 34 minutes ago
  • Fresh collab with the homie @sethmoreno7 !
• Larimer (Dominican Republic)
• Paraiba Tourmaline x 2 (Batalha, Brazil)
• Emerald xtl (Muzo, Colombia)
• Gold Nugget (Venezuela)
• Black Diamond (Russia)
• Tourmaline xtl (Barra De Salinas)
• Tanzanite x 2 (Tanzania)
All housed in sterling silver. Send either of us a message with any inquiries! Thanks y’all.
  • Fresh collab with the homie @sethmoreno7 !
    • Larimer (Dominican Republic)
    • Paraiba Tourmaline x 2 (Batalha, Brazil)
    • Emerald xtl (Muzo, Colombia)
    • Gold Nugget (Venezuela)
    • Black Diamond (Russia)
    • Tourmaline xtl (Barra De Salinas)
    • Tanzanite x 2 (Tanzania)
    All housed in sterling silver. Send either of us a message with any inquiries! Thanks y’all.
  • 10 1 36 minutes ago
  • Working on little Man’s “Sun Spoon” tonight. Now time for a steady hand and to hope that yellow and blue don’t make to much green for the wash coat.
  • Working on little Man’s “Sun Spoon” tonight. Now time for a steady hand and to hope that yellow and blue don’t make to much green for the wash coat.
  • 14 2 38 minutes ago
  • THE ARTISAN

I. WELCOME

The artisan is working on me 
in her open atalier.

Welcome, she says,
This is the city of floating fog 
quarried from the nearest 
and the far.

One cannot see across 
to the other side, 
but the world here is quite enough,
enough for the wild ride.

She’s carving and cooking me
with hands skilled 
and hanging like a hemlock’s art.

Fashioning grooves to drain 
my fumbled head 
creating a humble watershed instead 
assembling poor bold me,
rich with rain.

II. BREAKING DOWN

It’s time to have a conversation with granite.

Do not resist the season of stone, inside an era of air.

There is no alone. 
We’ve been shown—even a mountain is a cloud 
and rock must be 
an artifact of all of us.

Be patience with your breaking down.

III. A QUERY

Q: Am I decomposing or re-composing now?

And can I close my hands 
around it all somehow?

A: No, there’s no holding it—
I weave through the things, the spaces.

And it’s all spaces. 
Don’t worry about grasping, 
we’re misting together in our core.

You’ll open your fists and find it all there.

IV. LESS ANVIL THAN ANNUAL SOIL

She’s working on me—
breaking me down with fungi sighs
her out-breath of a million skies.

Last night she dropped a river right to my bottom, a temporary nest.

Ok, I’ll hover here for a moment—
an eon perhaps—for even clouds repose 
and have to eat, I suppose.

V. TRANSPOSE TO WE

At times we eat by taking in 
and other times by entering
and now we want inside of you.

For you we are a meal. 
Open up—say ahhhh!!! Ahhhh....We’re assembling an artisan in our open air lair.

Our calories will form
some small part of that slick poem in you.

And we mustn’t forget the vowels, 
like clouds connecting the consonants of your crooked mountain peaks.

VI. ALL THAT’S GREEN AND PURE
POURS THROUGH

At dawn I’m new again 
like you.

We’re assembling an artifact—
We want you and you and you.
  • THE ARTISAN

    I. WELCOME

    The artisan is working on me
    in her open atalier.

    Welcome, she says,
    This is the city of floating fog
    quarried from the nearest
    and the far.

    One cannot see across
    to the other side,
    but the world here is quite enough,
    enough for the wild ride.

    She’s carving and cooking me
    with hands skilled
    and hanging like a hemlock’s art.

    Fashioning grooves to drain
    my fumbled head
    creating a humble watershed instead
    assembling poor bold me,
    rich with rain.

    II. BREAKING DOWN

    It’s time to have a conversation with granite.

    Do not resist the season of stone, inside an era of air.

    There is no alone.
    We’ve been shown—even a mountain is a cloud
    and rock must be
    an artifact of all of us.

    Be patience with your breaking down.

    III. A QUERY

    Q: Am I decomposing or re-composing now?

    And can I close my hands
    around it all somehow?

    A: No, there’s no holding it—
    I weave through the things, the spaces.

    And it’s all spaces.
    Don’t worry about grasping,
    we’re misting together in our core.

    You’ll open your fists and find it all there.

    IV. LESS ANVIL THAN ANNUAL SOIL

    She’s working on me—
    breaking me down with fungi sighs
    her out-breath of a million skies.

    Last night she dropped a river right to my bottom, a temporary nest.

    Ok, I’ll hover here for a moment—
    an eon perhaps—for even clouds repose
    and have to eat, I suppose.

    V. TRANSPOSE TO WE

    At times we eat by taking in
    and other times by entering
    and now we want inside of you.

    For you we are a meal.
    Open up—say ahhhh!!! Ahhhh....We’re assembling an artisan in our open air lair.

    Our calories will form
    some small part of that slick poem in you.

    And we mustn’t forget the vowels,
    like clouds connecting the consonants of your crooked mountain peaks.

    VI. ALL THAT’S GREEN AND PURE
    POURS THROUGH

    At dawn I’m new again
    like you.

    We’re assembling an artifact—
    We want you and you and you.
  • 10 1 40 minutes ago
  • Practice makes perfect, 12 hand forged ball finials.
  • Practice makes perfect, 12 hand forged ball finials.
  • 11 1 41 minutes ago